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Max. Class Size: 6

pack, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

*Bring your own boots.

Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

Backcountry Splitboarding

Intro To Splitboarding    1 Day

The splitboard is the most versitile and practical way to travel and descend backcountry terrain with a snowboard.

After fitting gear and a brief orientation, we'll shuttle to our trailhead near Donner Pass for the day's lesson/tour. After good uphill travel with convertible bindings and climbing skins, we'll transition back to snowboard for a classic North Tahoe descent.

Skills covered will include:
  • Appropriate clothing and accessories
  • Use of splitboard and bindings, colapsable poles and climbing skins
  • Intro to avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Uphill travel techniques with skins including kick turns
  • Avalanche hazard recognition and avoidance
  • Downhill group travel technique
Cost: $179

Rentals offered through The Back Country at ASI discounted rate.

Call 530-582-0909

Dec 17, 2016 (Sat)
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This program requires advanced snowboarding skills for riders ready to link turns in the fall-line in ungroomed snow conditions. Riders need to be in at least very good physical condition ready for properly paced uphills with climbing skins.

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